The Future of Retro Scan of the Week

February 16th, 2016 by Benj Edwards

Retro Scan of the Week ScannerSince the tenth anniversary of Retro Scan of the Week a couple weeks ago, I’ve been thinking about the future of the column. I’ve received a lot of feedback from readers, and here’s what I’ve decided.

Looking through the “scan” folders on my computer, I realize that I still have a bunch of important scans that I’d like to share (there are actually hundreds already scanned but not published yet).

If I never post those scans, it’s unlikely that you will see them highlighted on the Internet any time soon. So from now on, I will switch from posting a new scan like clockwork every Monday (which I did for ten years, see above) to posting one whenever the mood strikes me, or perhaps when it ties in to current events.

“Retro Scan of the Week” will become “Retro Scan.”

I am also working on an exciting new feature for VC&G that can hopefully pick up where Retro Scan of the Week left off — at least in terms injecting new life into the site. So stay tuned. In the mean time, thanks for reading. I appreciate your support and your feedback.



8 Responses to “The Future of Retro Scan of the Week”

  1. Nicola D'Agostino Says:

    “I will switch from posting a new scan like clockwork every Monday (which I did for ten years, see above) to posting one whenever the mood strikes me, or perhaps when it ties in to current events.”

    That sounds perfectly reasonable to me. 🙂

  2. Mat Says:

    Out of curiousity Benj, are you in contact with archive.org at all?
    Or are you just a lone (red)wolf?

    …teehee

  3. Benj Edwards Says:

    Mat,

    I am often in contact with Jason Scott, who works for the Internet Archive, and I have the utmost respect for the organization and their mission. We are pretty much in lockstep in regard to our overall preservation goals.

  4. SirFatty Says:

    I know it takes a lot of effort to put up content, so whatever you can do is appreciated!

  5. Geoff V. Says:

    Glad to hear that VC&G will live on.

  6. Danforth Vista Says:

    Good thing! We’ll be expecting more from you Benj! Keep it up!

    How I wish I was born to that era so that I can participate in your articles, but one thing is for sure, I am and always will be an admirer of the past technology 😀

  7. Benj Edwards Says:

    You don’t have to be envious, Danforth. You were born into your own era that was every bit as important as the one I grew up in. That era is part of history too, and if we don’t talk about it much yet, somebody will eventually.

  8. William Says:

    Hurray! Happy to hear it.

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